Painful achilles

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  1. AllSeeingPie

    AllSeeingPie New Member

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    My achilles tendon in my right ankle has been giving me hell all day, mostly when I put my weight on it. Not sure how I did it but I'm breaking in a new pair of boots and I may have slipped when out drinking on Friday night.

    I should go see a doctor and I will but I live in Britain and our health services is a piece of **** so it will take me some time to see a specialist. Does anyone have any advice for taking care of it in the meantime? I can keep my weight off it most (I have a desk job) but I was thinking about whether to bandage it, whether I should be taking anything for it? All help gratefully received....
     
  2. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    What kind of pain is it? Whenever mine hurts I just stretch the hell out of it. :dunno:
     
  3. TommySmith

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    That’s a killer, like xela says the therapy depends on what kind of pain, strain or tear it is. My guess the fact that you can still walk on it is that it will be a strain. For strains again stretch it out, but also try putting it into ice cold water for 1 minute followed by warm water, don’t know why but it seems to work for other muscle groups. It is an extreme measure but you could consider HGH human growth hormone to increase the speed of recovery.
     
  4. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    you do NOT want to stretch soft-tissue if it's strained or torn
     
  5. Skeletor

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    I used to get this all the time when I was younger from overstretching that area (sometimes when being active, other times when intentionally doing calves stretching and pulling too far)

    Doesn't happen anymore. Slowly build up flexibility in that region, don't stretch it while it's sore like Ceaze says, I think the fact that I did that all the time was what made it into a recurring injury.
     
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    Ok I've kept resting on it. I've found that walking up and down stairs is the biggest killing pain (which is when I stretch it most, I figure) so I am not going to stretch it any more than I have to.

    Afraid I can't get my hands on HGH! I suppose I will just have to put my feet up until I see the doc
     
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